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Former Brighton & Hove Albion, Norwich City and Newcastle United manager Chris Hughton favourite to take over at Watford

Former Brighton & Hove Albion and Newcastle United manager Chris Hughton is the bookies’ favourite to replace Quique Sanchez Flores as Watford boss.

Sanchez Flores was sacked just 85 days into his second spell at Vicarage Road after a 2-1 defeat to Southampton at the weekend.

Watford have had a dismal start to the season, winning just one game in the Premier League, just under a month ago at Norwich City.

Hughton has been out of a job since being sacked by Brighton at the end of last season, and is 4/6 (OddsChecker) to take over the Hornets.

The 60-year-old took over the Seagulls back in 2014, and led the club to their first-ever promotion to the Premier League in 2017.

Hughton was in charge at Newcastle for just over a season before being sacked.

Hughton won 40.18% of his games at Brighton, but leading the club to a 17th-placed finish last season saw the end of his reign at the Amex Stadium.

Sam Allardyce is the second-favourite to replace Sanchez Flores at Watford, with the former England manager priced at 7/2.

Former Derby County, Swansea City and Reading manager Paul Clement is also in contention for the job, being placed at 6/1.

It doesn’t get easier for the Hornets, who travel to second-place Leicester City on Wednesday evening in the Premier League.

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